# 3rd Grade Goals

## Reading Goals

**Term 2 (January-March****)**

Unit 4: Character Studies

- Students will be learning about the characters in their books by studying how they talk, act, like
- Students will look at character traits of the characters in their books
- Students will develop theories about their characters
- Students notice how characters move along the story mountain
- Students will learn how characters face and react to trouble
- Students will learn the relationship between the main character and the secondary characters
- Students will learn that characters learn a lesson in the story
- Students will compare and contrast characters across stories
- Students will debate about character across stories
- Students will apply what they have learned about a character

Unit 5: Test Prep

- Students will practice reading strategies while reading fiction and nonfiction passages and answering questions
- Students will determine the main idea, use subheadings to guide their reading, use context clues to figure out meaning
- Students will work on building their reading stamina
- Students will read folktales and determine the moral of the story

## Writing Goals

**Term 2 (January-March)**

Unit 4: Baby Literary Essay (Opinion)

- Students will write claims about the characters in their books
- Students will think about relevant details and irrelevant details to support their claim
- Students will use relevant details from their text to support their claim
- Students will develop a claim about a story and the characters in a story
- Students will use reasons and details to support their claim
- Students will include an introduction and conclusion in their literary essay

Unit 5: Test Prep

- Students will pay close attention to understand what the question is asking
- Students will determine the difference between explaining “why” and how it’s different from “how”
- Students will notice how parts of stories fit together and relate to the whole story
- Students will write a response that includes a great introduction
- Students will use evidence from text to support their claim

## Math Goals

**Term 2 (January-March)**

Topic 7: Represent and Interpret Data

- Students use graph to compare and interpret data
- Students use frequency tables and picture graphs to compare and interpret data
- Students use scaled bar graphs to represent data
- Students use graphs to solve problems

Topic 8: Understanding Strategies and Properties to Add and Subtract

- Students solve real world problems using properties of addition
- Students identify patterns in addition table and explain them using algebraic thinking
- Students will use mental math to add and subtract
- Students will use place value and a number line to round numbers
- Students will use rounding or compatible numbers to estimate a sum
- Students will solve one step and multi step problems by modeling with math

Topic 9: Fluently Add and Subtract within 1,000

- Students will add two 3-digit numbers by breaking apart problems into simpler problems
- Students will use regrouping to add 3 digit numbers
- Students will add three or more number using addition strategies
- Students will use multi-digit numbers using the expanded algorithm
- Students will use regrouping to subtract 3 digit numbers
- Students will use addition and subtraction to justify a conjecture

Topic 10: Multiply by Multiples of 10

- Students will use patterns to find products when one factor is a multiple of 10
- Students will use different strategies to find products when one factor is a multiple of 10
- Students will use properties of multiplication to find products when one factor is a multiple of 10
- Students will use the structure of multiplication and place value to find products when one factor is a multiple of 10

Topic 11: Use Operations with Whole Numbers to Solve Problems

- Students will draw diagrams and write equations to solve two-step problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers and multiplication and division of whole numbers
- Students will examine relationships between quantities in a two-step word problem by writing equations
- Students will critique the reasoning of others by asking questions, identifying mistakes, and providing suggestions for improvement

Topic 12: Understand Fractions as Numbers

- Students will understand how to read and write unit fractions for equal sized parts of a region
- Students will use a fraction to represent multiple copies of a unit fraction
- Students will determine and draw the whole given one part
- Students will represent fractions less than 1 and greater than 1 on a number line
- Students will measure length to the nearest half inch and show the data on a line plot
- Students will measure length to the nearest fourth inch and show the data on a line plot
- Students will determine when a problem has either extra or missing information

Topic 13: Fraction Equivalence and Comparison

- Students will find equivalent fractions that name the same part of the whole
- Students will represent equivalent fractions on the number line
- Students will use models such as fraction strips to compare fractions
- Students will use benchmark numbers to compare fractions
- Students will use the number line to compare fractions
- Students will use fractions to represent whole numbers
- Students will construct math arguments using fractions